Quinoa Banana Bread – banana bread has always been a comfort food and this one’s made extra special with the addition of quinoa, making it a bit moister and a great way to start your morning with that extra protein!
*this recipe was originally published April 11, 2012, and has been updated in format and pictures.
Combine the two to make quinoa banana bread, of course!
This is also great to make when you have leftover quinoa from dinner the night before AND extra ripe bananas. You can kill two birds with one stone! I also love this recipe because I can eat an extra slice without feeling the guilt. Quinoa’s is good for you! A slice of this before my trail run and I was good to go.
How did it turn out? Well, you’ll just have to read the review. 😉
Check out these banana breads from other bloggers…
Sour Cream Banana Bread from The Reluctant Entertainer
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread from Tina’s Chic Corner
Cream Cheese-Filled Banana Bread from Averie Cooks
Triple Chocolate Banana Bread from Cook, Crave, Inspire by Spend with Pennies
Caramel Banana Upside Down Bread from The Daring Gourmet
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 ripe bananas mashed
- 1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a loaf pan by spraying it with cooking spray.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
- In a large bowl, mix together bananas, quinoa, egg, melted butter and yogurt.
- Add the dry ingredients, a half cup at a time to the banana mixture, mixing thoroughly.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 50-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out dry.
Here are pictures of my earlier post.
I rate everything I make on a scale of 1-4 with 4 being the best and this Quinoa Banana Bread earned 3 1/2 rolling pins. Mr. 365 chimed in and thought it should be given a 4 which surprised me because 1, I thought for sure his rating days were over because he said he was “retiring” and 2, he really likes the banana bread I make from my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.
I liked it well enough to give it a 3 1/2, but I don’t think it’s quite a 4.
Sorry, babe. But it’s my blog and I have the final say. So, that’s my story and I’m stinking to it. Haha, typo…stinking to it. I’ll leave it just to make you smile.
The quinoa made it quite moist and the texture was definitely different. It was very similar to our usual banana bread, but at times (not really at times, at certain bites, I guess) it was kind of crunchy, but not really.
I DON”T KNOW!!!
This review is really of no help to you, now, is it, because this blogger can’t accurately describe the recipe she made.
Ok, bottom line. I may make this again, but I prefer my other recipe. Is that wrong?
Well, it’s good to try new things anyway. If you make it, let me know what you think!
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